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Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 21 September 1958 (UK)
An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

Directors:

Nicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg (uncredited)

Writer:

Budd Schulberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burl Ives ... Cottonmouth
Christopher Plummer ... Walt Murdock
Chana Eden ... Naomi
Gypsy Rose Lee ... Mrs. Bradford
Tony Galento Tony Galento ... Beef
Sammy Renick Sammy Renick ... Loser
Pat Henning Pat Henning ... Sawdust
Peter Falk ... Writer
Cory Osceola Cory Osceola ... Billy One-Arm
Emmett Kelly ... Bigamy Bob
MacKinlay Kantor MacKinlay Kantor ... Judge Harris
Totch Brown Totch Brown ... One-Note
George Voskovec ... Aaron Nathanson
Curt Conway Curt Conway ... Perfesser
Sumner Williams ... Windy
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Storyline

An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1958 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Across the Everglades See more »

Filming Locations:

Everglades City, Florida, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Schulberg Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Plummer's movie debut. See more »

Goofs

The hat is not upside down. It has sunk so that only the crown is above water, forcing Cottonmouth to reach underwater to grasp the brim. See more »

Quotes

Cottonmouth: [calling to the circling buzzards] Come and get me! Swamp-born, swamp-fattened!
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Connections

Featured in Histoire(s) du cinéma: Les signes parmi nous (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Empty Pocket Blues
(uncredited)
Written by Budd Schulberg
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A bit uneven but acceptable .......
15 December 2013 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Burl Ives and his band of lowlife bird poachers are the equivalent of the "rednecks" in "Deliverance". Christopher Plummer on the other hand is their Audobon Society adversary, trying to protect the tropical birds and their valuable feathers. When the movie is in the Everglades, it moves along at a pretty good pace, while the Miami scenes feel padded. I'd imagine there has to be at least a bunch of fashionable ladies parading around in their feathered hats to make a point, but the scene on the beach and Gypsy Rose Lee's ladies of the evening are somewhat overplayed. The film is strongest when Ives and Plummer are on screen, almost everyone else is forgettable. I would rate this only slightly above average, but definitely watchable. - MERK


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